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We're launching two new apps - come and join the party!

Posted: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:30

We're launching two new apps - come and join the party!

Join us to celebrate the launch of two exciting new apps that reveal the fascinating hidden stories of Leicester's Cultural Quarter.

Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter use the latest locative technology to deliver an immersive experience for visitors to the Cultural Quarter. Location-specific content - sounds from past and present, poetry, plays and narrative - is revealed as visitors explore the area, helping us to re-imagine urban history.

Poet and playwright Carol Leeming will give a live performance at 7.15pm of her choreopoem Love the life you live ... live the life you love, one of eight creative writing commissions for Affective Digital Histories. She performed this to a sell-out crowd at Embrace Arts on 2 October so it's not to be missed.

We also invite guests to experiment with traditional print processes and cutting edge technology to create their own original art work which will then feature in the New Incunable Print Shop exhibition, the culmination of the Affective Digital Histories print project.

There'll be music and refreshments, plus an opportunity for guests to record their memories of the Cultural Quarter in the Affective Digital Histories video booth.

The launch event is from 6.30-9.00pm on Thursday 27 November at Lightbox Studios, LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester.

Please note the event is immediately preceded by the press launch, starting at 5.45pm.

Literary Leicester Fringe Event

Posted: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:24

Literary Leicester Fringe Event

Two of our commissioned creative writers, Divya Ghelani and Mark Goodwin, will be reading their works written for Affective Digital Histories on Thursday 13 November, 4-5pm at Embrace Arts, as part of the Literary Leicester Fringe.

More Creative Commissions Available to Read Online

Posted: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:50

Three more of our creative writing commissions have been made available online, via the Centre for New Writing's website:

We'd be delighted to hear what you think! Contact us by email (affective@le.ac.uk) or via Twitter (@affective_).

Creative Writing Commissions: now available to read online!

Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:02

The submissions of three of our commissioned creative writers are now available to read via the Centre for New Writing's website:

Divya and Mark Goodwin, another of our commissioned writers, will read their submissions at the Literary Leicester Fringe Festival in November. Details to follow nearer the time.

In the meantime, have a read and do let us know what you think! Contact us by email (affective@le.ac.uk) or via Twitter (@affective_).

Creative Writing Commissions: Mini film success

Posted: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:24

Divya Ghelani, one of our talented pool of creative writers, has recently received the exciting news that her Affective Digital Histories commission, An Imperial Typewriter has been selected by B3 Creative Network to be adapted into a mini-film, as part of their Talent Lab scheme, for BAME writers. Congratulations Divya!

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